Re: [CALBIRDS] do Yellow-billed Magpies range into Oregon
Rest assured that they were black-billed, which is common in that area.
I have heard reports of yellow-billed in the Ashland area but magpies in
the Great Basin are black-billed.
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Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:50 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] do Yellow-billed Magpies range into Oregon
> About two weeks ago, Magpies were evident as I drove along Highway 395
> south of the Oregon border. In fact, I saw one or two NORTH of the
> line. I assumed that I was seeing YELLOW-billed Magpies, but after
> the 2009 Great Backyard Bird Count results, still ONLY California
> YBMA, while our state also reported BLACK-billed Magpies, including
> from Alturas.
> Might someone with access to the official Oregon list advise if YBMA
> been officially recorded in that state? Thanks.
> Alan Birnbaum
> Fresno CA
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